Laboratory Question for the Week of April 29, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


What are the four new PLA codes released in April 2019?


The April outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) update announces four new codes for proprietary laboratory analyses (PLAs) established by the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel: 0080U, 0081U, 0082U, and 0083U. They were included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transmittal 4255 (issued March 15, 2019) and took effect on April 1, 2019.

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